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Hmm.. Of Guitars and McD

At 10:45 a.m, you will probably find me still in bed during the holidays, but I got a call that woke me up.. from my bro… saying that we are going to KL for music look-see.

Well as soon as I got off the phone from Jon Koo for confirmation, I straight away got ready. My objective was to go and do 2 things.

  1. To try out the Vox Wah pedal.
  2. To look for the DiMarzio “Chopper” pickup. (in english: a new guitar pickup.)

So as Jon came and picked my bro and I up. I was probably still in sleep mode as I was tryingto study the road to KL so that I can go to the music store in my own time so that I do not have to keep asking Jon to go with me all the time. But I couldn’t concentrate got lost as soon as the freeway from Help College onwards. yea.. I know.. but trust me I am no city slicker. You ask me to show you all the nook and crannies in Bangkok I can cause I stayed in the city of Bangkok for 5 years plus.. but I hardly travel to KL ..so do bear withme.. I think I would need a map.

we spent quite a while there.. actually more like 3 hrs plus. I managed to convince my parents to make the quick purchase for the guitarpickup as the music store was having a 25% discount and you don’t get too many of that opportuinities coming around. After the music adventures, we all were hungry and headed back to PJ to eat at Ming Tien in Taman Megah and then home.

After Jon dropped us off. I called my parents to see where they were so we waited for them for dinner.

When they came home, my mum wasn’t feeling so good. So just my dad and bro went to eat McDonalds.

We didn’t eat at Centerpoint McDs, though it was strangely empty than usual that there were hardly anybody dining there! Cause the Centrepoint McD is normally one of the most crowded McD in PJ.

Came home and after we finish eating, Dad decided to eat his Apple pie differently.

You know what.. I do not have my camera with me now.. must be somewhere downstairs..will update to you as soon as I find my camera, on what my dad did for dessert with the Apple PIE!

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how was my other days of Christmas?

Well.. Sorry for lack of post.. the reason being was that on boxing day I got the dreaded flu which I was always expecting during the month of December.

Just to let you know.. every December for the pass God knows how many years, I have been catching flu at the end of the year all the time. Basically that’s the only time which I get sick as I am quite the healthy fella.

Could it be the change in weather? The dust in my room? From clearing the clot in my room at the end of the year.. I don’t know.

It has been a real energy draining weekend for me. Good thing I managed to go to Alice’s small birthday celebration with some members of our class… though most of them can’t making for a reason or two and I wish them the best during Christmas.

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1st Day of Christmas!

Hey all!
Wow! Has it been a long and busy day!

25th Dec, the day that Jesus was born, the 1st day of Christmas, the first day of presents and the first day of food!

In the morning we went to our Christmas service at 9:30 a.m

Pastor Vincent gave a Christmas sermon. 
Lots of people! 
Special presentation “Gift of Love” 

Worship team led in carols and worship songs!

So as the service ends with some more carols, everybody is either making a rush out of the service to receive a 2009 calendar/ planner, rushing out before the jam congestion at the parking lot or like me and my friends, hang around and chat and ultimately exchange presents!

Mingle, mingle, mingle…

 

Esther and Sarah both busy giving out gifts! 

3 angels??

Grace & myself

Esther, myself & Sarah

 

John & Esther

yea.. it was fun… haha! I will post the present I got on another post. This post is going to be long enuf!

After the service, my parents dropped my bro and I at One U to do some more Christmas present shopping.. I didn’t drive because…. IT WAS SO FREAKIN JAM!!!!



Deng.. good thing we stay so near One Utama!

Well there are just so much stuff going on in One Utama!

Packed restaurant!

 

Sales!

 

Christmas Presentations
Crowd!

I went there earlier as well to collect tickets for the movie, Australia, for the evening. Haha.. I really do NOT feel sorry for these suckers who have to line up!

Haha! Gosh! Good luck to them XD

So after a rest at home we headed back to One U for the movie at 5:30 p.m. GOOD THING, that most of the crowd has left the mall and we managed to find a parking straight away!


Australia was a Freakin’ Good movie! I hardly rated a good movie this year and I hardly ever give higher than a 7 in a rating out of 10. but Australia scored 9 out of 10 in my books! Brilliant movie! It was a 3 hour long movie and it is also an oscar winning movie for sure.

The movie is basically set post Second World War in Australia where a british aristocrat inherited a cattle ranch in Australia and face a hard life while at her time there and she also found love!

It is a brilliant movie, I suggest you go watch it with your mates, partners, family, it is great!

After the movie we were feeling hungry, while deciding on where to feast, I was watching a live Jazz performance by Jazza Nova and they played really good renditions of Christmas Carols such as Silent Night, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and other old classic numbers of Christmas.

I must say they were fantastic… They could be better with me on the Electric guitar hehe. Jazz and Blues is my forte!

Ok.. back to today.. .

The singer and Bassist smiled at me for this shot! Lucky-nia ;p 

The cool saxophonist doing his solo. Deng.. Saxophones are deng cool instruments

After they finished their performance, we decided to eat at New York, New Yor Deli. Located opposite Cold Storage in the New Wing. 

The first thing I noticed about the restaurant, was that the seats of the restaurant was a typical American Diner Style, with the plush seats and the C Shaped seats. Very American feel. Brought back some old memories when I was staying in New York as a kid.

Classic C shaped chairs that you see in Diners and also in movies like 10 things I Hate About You, The OC, 90210, in typical teen movies where you can see them. Another thing that made it very American was that there were Chilli and Tomato sauce tubes on the table. Really American, they are just missing the Pepper & Salt shakers.

Mum wasn’t so hungry so she decided to get a soup and share dad’s food.

Mum’s Pumpkin Patch Soup

 

Dad’s Turkey Bacon Cheese Burger

 

John’s Latino Chicken Chop
My Cheesy Chicken (Half a bird!)

Man! The food was DELICIOUS! It really did bring me back to memory lane as I reminisce on the real authentic American food. It is definitely worth going and you guys will see me there quite often from now on haha.. Though there is a bad thing about New York Deli..

The food service was so slow! We waited about 20 mins for our food! My dad had to complain a few times as it was 9 p.m after dinner hours and there were only a few tables still eating and the food took 30 mins to arrive! That was quite bad.. Good thing that the food tasted great.. that was their saving grace!

Well it is a busy Christmas for my family today. Not the usual stuff that we normally do during this time of the year. But all in all it was a fun Christmas.

Let me leave you drooling over the pictures of the Menu of New York New York Deli. 😀
















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Merry Christmas to All

Phew! Finally my phone has stopped buzzing! hahahaha. Merry Christmas to ALL of you out there! Hope that you have received your Christmas Dose of SMS, Emails, phone calls from love ones, family, friends and cyberspace! And I pray that you and your family will have a blessed year ahead of you in 2009!

God Bless, and Merry Christmas to all of you!

Love,
DannyBoy

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Tenji Japanese buffet BETTER THAN Jogoya!



Aha! I knew that would get your attention! Jogoya is probably the best place in Malaysia for a Japanese authentic buffet, but it cost RM 80+ so not a lot of people can afford it!

Well. Jogoya would have to fight for it’s customers now!

December 19th is the birth of a new competitor of Jogoya, it is TENJI Japanese Buffet!

Right now they are having a promotion of RM29.90++ for the lunch time BUFFET! But the catch is that you have to eat within an hour, but for me it won’t take me a long time to get my stomach full so it is an advantage that I bear and Sarah as well! But every subsequent hour, it is an additional RM10, which is still cheap! But for today, there was a Christmas promotion from the Original price of RM 77++ , or you can opt for RM49.90 for today and till the 15of Jan! No time Limit eat till u drop until 4 p.m!


Ah I tell you the food was just sensational! And so was the ambiance~! The layout of the restaurant was fantastic!

The 4 juices ( Pineapple, Kiwi, Pink Guava and Apple), and your selection of fresh fruits! (Apparently there was a choc fondue fountain according to my bro, which I totally missed!)

Spread of cooked Japanese food here.

Spread of the sashimi down the left row and close up on the right is the chef preparing the cold soba!

The spread of sushi!

Fresh young Coconuts!

As you can see the place is just simple! And the food is just there! Ready To Be Consumed! You can say it was like a mini Jogoya!

Tenji serves not just the Japanese Cuisines such as your sashimi, sushi, Cold Soba, Tempura, Teppanyaki, but also western cuisines such as the roast lamb, pastas, typical Campbell soup, Cod and so on.

Here is the roast pork! It was succulent as mum put it!

Here is the Seafood Puff Soup! Basically its puff pastry over a bowl of enhanced mushroom soup. Very good that you don’t taste a hint of Campbell written all over it! Or was it HOME Made!

Garden Salad… didn’t touch it cause it was typical and everywhere has salad and their dressings so yea..

Oysters! They were pretty big! Compare it with a spoon!

The way that they cut the sashimi was so good! I like mine thickly sliced and it was just so nice!

Here are some of the selection of teppanyaki and tempura. Silly me i forgot to take a picture of the adjacent part of this bar. -.- There are more on the left side of tempura and fried stuff selection!

And here is the dessert bar! I tell you… You have a selection of Mochi (I think 6 flavours), choc mousse, Tiramisu, Choc cookies, cakes and more which I haven’t tried, cause I already ate too much before the dessert! I just ate my mochi! The Black Sesame Mochi was just Orgasmic and to Die FOR!

And there is another surprise to place the Icing of the buffet…


They have HAAGEN-DAZs Ice-Cream! (Reminder the buffet is only Rm 49.50++ or Rm29.90++) They had 8 flavours to tickle your taste buds! And they had 2 of my favourite! Rum Raisins and Macadamia Nut! I was like! NO WAY!! HAHAH!!

When I saw this sign I just started to drool…

My dad’s advice is, when you arrive at the restaurant you should eat the ice-cream first. haha… Yea. I know where he is comin from! Rm 8++ for a scoop of Haagen-Daz Ice-cream at Pavilion while you can get all you want in Tenji!!!

Sorry for lack of pictures, cause my cam ran out of batt. smart huh.. after comin back from Malaka I forgot to charge… So I had to rush on the ambiance pictures…

Here are a LITTLE of what I ate at Tenji today.

The grilled salmon was pretty nice! the Soft Shell Crab on the left of the Salmon steak was decent but nothing to shout about. Even the one at Sushi Zenmai is better!

These are the ones that you can grab off the serving platter, but there are also those that you have to specially order!

Ok there are these clips on your table rite, which are clips to identify your table with. For the special orders (included in the buffet OF COURSE..), where they cook it for you and it is sent to your table. All you have to do is to place your clip on to the bowl in front of the sample dish at the western selection buffet spread where the chef will cook it straight away and it will arrive at your table with the dish that you ordered and your clip, which you have given to them to identify the table that placed the order. Those who ate at Jogoya will know what I mean.

I can’t remember the names of the following dishes but well in order, they are Cod, Spegetti served with Grilled Chicken and a slice of Emmantal cheese and Salmon Steak fillet. All were superb! There were other selections of pastas and also other steak like stuff but didn’t want to try all cause I was already pretty full!


Well it’s a pitty that I took little pictures. But I will be there soon! It was pretty random cause my parents were like lets go for a buffet at Tenji. I was like straight away shot out of bed and got dressed and left the house in 10 mins!

Don’t ask about the hair ok.. just woke up, but I don’t care 😀 I enjoyed my buffet today!

Happy Birthday John New Ming Chiang!

Since tomorrow is Christmas, and my bro’s Birthday is on Boxing Day, i.e 26th Dec, we will be busy with a host of parties during the 12 days of Christmas, so we decided that that it was John’s early Birthday Celebration! Happy Birthday Bro!

So overall I will say that the buffet was excellent but the thing is that their serving portions can be smaller cause I was so full! hehe…

Other than that if your looking for excellent quality Japanese cuisine then try TenJi Japanese Buffet as the quality of food is same as Jogoya, plus TenJi has HAAGEN DAZ!!!!

And the buffet is only….
for now till 15th Dec! If not the original price will be Rm 77++ for lunch and Rm 88++ during dinner!

Will definately visit there again before the promo ends!

Here is another blogger who has blogged about it, do check it out it has more pictures and some of her comments or most , on the food are also on the same page as me – Precious Pea

and here is Tenji’s website. – Tenji Japanese Buffet Restaurant

and here is the info for your reference if you want to make a reservation (advisable on weekends)

Tenji Japanese Buffet Restaurant is located at:

Lot L-01-01, SohoKL, Solaris Mont’ Kiara

2 Jalan Solaris, 5o480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 1700-80-1818

Basically one floor above Cold Storage.

Operation Hours:

Weekdays:

Lunch 11.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. RM77++

Dinner 5.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. RM88++

Supper 10.00 p.m. – 2.30 a.m. RM88++

Weekend & Public Holiday:

Lunch 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. RM77++

Dinner 5.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. RM88++

Supper 10.00 p.m. – 2.30 a.m. RM88++

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Day Trip to Melaka: Part 1!

**btw. for this post zoom in on the picture for upclose and original size, as this is a long post haha.

The last time I went to Melaka was on a vacation… When I was barely 5 years old. -.- So not much fond memories about that place so I was pretty excited about the trip. It will technically be the first time I visit Melaka!

The first thing that I noticed when we parked our car when we arrived in Melaka was that they were still using the old method of paying for the public parking! There were no coin machines but this…This my friends is the oldie version of the parking meter where you scrap off the dates and times in which you are using then parking for. Hmm… Quite the Old fashion eh?

After scratching off the relevent stuff on the card like as if I am scratching some lottery game or something, we went for lunch!
It was simple, humble and decent food. Food outside of KL, or can I say PJ, seems to be well obviously cheaper a lil-bit, but in terms of quality. Actually I prefer PJ food haha. some stuff tasted really weird. Like the dipping sauce u see at the bottom left of the picture. It was for the rice, as so I was told by the aunty who served us the food.. It was ok la the food.

After the lunch. We, as in my family, went to Tan Kim Hock Store, I am not sure if it was the original store though, which is Malaysia’s proud home grown brand which sells special and tasty condiments and sweets for a long time!

As you can see, the store is filled with towers of the old fashion stuff. (Btw that is my bro on the left.) 

 

As you can see from the pictures above they sell quite a few well reknowned condiments such as the durian paste, the peanut cookie things, Dodol, and Kit-Kat, which I found it really random, that all of a sudden I see an international product in a Chinese sweets store. Hmm…

We didn’t buy much in the end though cause the shop was targeted at tourist, hence the high price, even back in PJ some of the condiments are much cheaper!

After that, we got back into our car and drove over to the famous Cendol store that the locals were talking about over there!

The shop was located in a corner lot. Entrance was small but when I entered I saw that it could fit roughly around not mre than 25 people. Hmm its like those hidden secret places where good food can be found. Maybe the locals did not want all the tourist to know, or else no more cendol!

The cendol had sago, coconut milk, red beans, the green things that makes it a chendol and it is served over shaved ice and gula melaka.

My dad and mum, eating the rojak.

They also serve other food as well, like the rojak and the curry noodles. The cendol was pretty nice and refreshing as normally a cendol back in PJ did not consist gula Melaka and also sago, so it was an interesting change and I must say it was really good! On the other hand the rojak was pretty dissapointing, it was really bland and no taste. I didn’t try the curry mee cause I have already pretty much full after lunch and just came to ate my cendol as the dessert.

Stay tuned for the next post of Day Trip to Melaka: Part 2, where my family and I explore the famous Christ Church Malaka and the museum!

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